NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse Jr. drives a 7-year old Cub Scout to school in his Chevrolet Camaro to increase awareness of bicycle and pedestrian safety.
Coalition Members gathered on November 4th & 5th at the Burns Building in Tallahassee to discuss the progress and emphasis areas of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Safety Plan (PBSSP).
Alert Today Florida distributed pedestrian and bicycle safety information to fans attending the Jacksonville Jaguars Football game on October 19th and 26th, 2014.
Ciclovía has come to Florida!
Ciclovía, also referred to as Cyclovía or Open Streets, is a pedestrian and bicycle friendly activity that began in Bogota, Colombia, where major city streets were temporarily closed and transformed into safe and open, car-free environments for families to run, bike, play and well together.
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Ananth Prasad has challenged district champions in key areas to work with local partners to implement Ciclovía. Community engagement such as this is key to shifting the culture on our roadways to a safer, friendlier environment for all road users. Share the Road Florida!
Florida’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Focused Initiative
In November 2011, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Ananth Prasad charged District One Secretary Billy Hattaway with the task of championing Florida’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Focused Initiative. Secretary Hattaway quickly formed a team and began working towards the goal of increasing awareness and decreasing fatalities of bicyclists and pedestrians in Florida.
Florida’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Safety Plan
The purpose of Florida’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Safety Plan (PBSSP) is to focus funding and resources on the areas that have the greatest opportunity to reduce pedestrian and bicycle fatalities, injuries, and crashes. The PBSSP is designed to provide a comprehensive strategy to address pedestrian and bicycle safety issues by identifying goals, objectives, strategies, tasks, and performance measures for key program areas including:
Florida’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Coalition
Many agencies, organizations, and groups have responsibilities and interests in pedestrian and bicycle safety issues. Florida’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Coalition was formed to prioritize and implement the strategies identified in the PBSSP. This diverse group represents many agencies and organizations that have a vested interest in pedestrian and bicycle safety in Florida.
Alert Today Alive Tomorrow
As part of FDOT Secretary Prasad’s initiative, the “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow” campaign is being presented via TV, radio, social media, transit advertising, local education, and enforcement activities. The message that “Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident” is a reminder for all roadway users to pay attention and follow the rules of the road.